We truly believe our wines are fantastic, but you already knew that – we wouldn’t sell them if we didn’t! That said, it is always nice when someone else comes along and recognises the quality in our portfolio, even better when they write a lovely review in the press to tell everyone about it… Here’s a round-up of what they’ve been saying about us this last month!
Ontañón Rioja Reserva 2010: “Aged for 24 months in oak barrels and 24 months in the bottle, 2010 wasa great vintage for the brand so this is really worth snapping up – it’s medium-bodied with plummy fruit and spice.” Daily Express (15th Feb ’20)
Ontañón Rioja Reserva 2011*: “Beguiling, sweet dark forest fruit combines with elegant savoury notes; fine and focused with a powerful, driving finish. 91 points. ” Decanter magazine (March 2020) *the 2011 vintage is not yet in UK stock
Ontañón Vetiver Rioja Blanco 2017: “Viura can be a little anonymous, but not here. A combination of old-vine fruit and four months in American oak have coaxed out wonderfully complex yet idiosyncratic flavours of beeswax, quince, honeycomb and a whole lot more. Terrific value. 90 points.” Simon Field MW, Decanter magazine (March 2020)
Also in Decanter, Simon Field MW references the great work that the family who own and run Bodegas Ontañón are doing in the newly-named Rioja Oriental (previously Rioja Baja):
“Siblings Raquel, Rubén and Maria Perez Cuevas make a terrific team: fifth generation in this case. Their plantings in Rioja Oriental span more than 250ha, a lot of it farmed organically, and their vines climb, at La Pasada, to an impressive 800m. Great ambassadors for a reawakening region!”
Our first vintage of Wildeberg Terroir range has score highly with The Wine Spectator, Wildeberg White and Chenin Blanc received 92 points and Wildeberg Sauvignon scored a respectable 90 points.
Tim Atkins ‘Best of Chile 2020’ report included some top ratings for Emiliana‘s wines.
Biodynamic icon Gê 2016 was awarded a mighty 94 points., Coyam 2017 and Signos de Origen Carmenere 2017 were awarded 93 points and Signos de Origen Syrah 2017 received 92 points.